RESEARCH SUGGESTS NONTRADITIONAL APPROACH CAN IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR 'HIGH-NEED, HIGH-COST' PATIENTS

In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs - serious mental and physical health problems and...

VHA PSYCHIATRIC UNITS HAVE LOWER RATES OF PATIENT SAFETY EVENTS THAN GENERAL HOSPITALS

Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors,...

 
 
 

BUILDING MODELS TO RECONSTRUCT EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE MORE ACCURATELY THAN EVER BEFORE

Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Darwin's tree of life metaphor we learned about in high...

FATHER'S NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AFFECTS CHILD'S CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

While couples often change their lifestyle in order to conceive faster, including crash diets, a new study in mice throws up the possibility...

 
 
 

STUDY FINDS LITTLE EVIDENCE OF 'IMMIGRANT HEALTH PARADOX' AMONG ARAB AMERICANS

First generation immigrants to the United States from Latin America, South America, and Asia have been shown to have better health...

IS C-SECTION GOOD FOR CHILDHOOD HEALTH?

A recent study published by the VATT Institute for Economic Research suggests that an unplanned CS performed for an indication which...

 
 
 

ADDING PLANT-BASED COMPOUND TO GENE THERAPY COULD IMPROVE TREATMENT OUTCOMES

Gene therapy has broadened the treatment possibilities for those with immune system deficiencies and blood-based conditions, such as...

LYME VACCINE ON THE HORIZON, SAYS NEW STUDY

Lyme disease is a dreaded disease caused by the bite of an infected tick. The only way to prevent it is by not getting bitten by the...

 
 
 

TRAINING SOCIAL WORKERS TO ADDRESS AND RESPOND TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her first...

FREQUENT DRINKING STRONGEST RISK FACTOR FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

A new study published on October 17, 2019, in the journal EP Europace, shows that people who drink alcohol almost every day, even in...

 
 
 

RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO NEW WAYS TO FIGHT AGAINST SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have isolated a natural chemical that acts as a potent kryptonite against schistosomes,...

SCIENTISTS REPORT EVIDENCE OF IMMUNE RESPONSE TARGETING BRAIN CELLS IN AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses...

 
 
 

PENN RESEARCHER-LED STUDY AIMS TO IMPROVE LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF LUNG TRANSPLANTS

Lung transplantation can be a life-extending option, but severe postoperative complications-including reduced lung function caused...

STUDY SHOWS LINK BETWEEN HIGH-FAT DIET AND EARLIER APPEARANCE OF ALZHEIMER'S MARKERS IN THE BRAIN

Once it begins, Alzheimer's disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS ANALYZE NEURODEGENERATION LINKED TO FXTAS BY MEASURING MOTOR BEHAVIOR

The neurological disorder FXTAS stems from a genetic premutation seen in one of every 151 women and one of every 468 men, called the...

SEN. GRASSLEY QUESTIONS UVA HEALTH ON FINDINGS FROM KHN INVESTIGATION

In response to a Kaiser Health News investigation into University of Virginia Health System's aggressive collection practices, Senate...

 
 
 

COMBINATION OF AI TOOL AND RADIOLOGISTS IDENTIFIES BREAST CANCER WITH 90% ACCURACY

An artificial intelligence tool-trained on roughly a million screening mammography images-identified breast cancer with approximately...

RICE SYSTEM HELPS BIOSCIENTISTS LEARN HOW ECTODERM CELLS BEGIN TO DIFFERENTIATE

During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet of cells known...

 
 
 

VAPING HELPS 50,000 CIGARETTE SMOKERS QUIT IN ENGLAND EACH YEAR

Thousands of cigarette smokers have been able to quit in the UK by switching to e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, claims a new study...

RARE SEX-SPECIFIC BRAIN CELLS FOUND IN MALE AND FEMALE MICE

Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice....

 
 
 



Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Nearly all foods made for babies contain at least one toxic heavy metal that can harm brain development, according to a large new study that tested 13 different types of baby... Read more ...

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Being calm and mature as teen were each associated with roughly a 10% reduction in adult dementia risk. Read more ...

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. Read more ...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become... Read more ...

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report on violent deaths shows that while homicides have fallen since 2000, suicides among 10- to 24-year-olds have risen sharply. Read more ...

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

The majority of baby food sold in the United States contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, and/or mercury According to a new report released on Thursday, October 17, 2019, the food... Read more ...

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Cigarette smoking has been proved fatal time and again, and now this notorious habit is linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more ...

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD affected people have a staggering 1.8 times the risk of having any infection compared with those without PTSD. Read more ...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking years off people's lives'

A new study from Oregon State University found, in research conducted on flies, that blue light emitted from smartphones damages brain neurons as well as the retina at the back... Read more ...

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Congratulations to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the arrival of their third little girl Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are notoriously private about their personal lives... Read more ...